Earlier this week I posted a blog about a new study that determined eating a plant based diet not only limits the chances of getting cancer but will contribute to stopping it in its tracks and also make the treatments for it i.e. chemotherapy and radiotherapy more effective. Today the results of a new study were released that linked a plant based diet to a 32% decrease in the chance of dying from cardiovascular related illness which include heart attack and stroke. To all the critics out there this isn’t same test run by pro-vegan think tanks or groups this article was published in the Journal of the American Heart Association. An excerpt from a VegNews article can be found below…
"Researchers studied the eating habits of 10,000 middle-aged people in the United States from 1987 to 2016 who did not have cardiovascular disease at the onset of the study. In addition to a greatly decreased chance of dying from heart disease, participants whose diets were proportionally highest in plant-based foods than animal-based foods had a 16-percent lower risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Additionally, participants that consumed the least animal-based foods had a 25-percent lower risk of dying from any health-related cause when compared to those who ate the highest amount of animal products. “Our findings underscore the importance of focusing on your diet,” said lead researcher Casey M. Rebholz, PhD, assistant professor of epidemiology at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health."
I wonder how much of the main stream media will cover this? Probably not many, granted there are very pressing issues going on right now with our country but I think it’s time these studies and scientifically and medically proven results start to gain some attention. Being a vegan is no longer a “fad” or a “trend” is a lifestyle with proven results and benefits. People are starting to take notice and it is our job to continue to push and spread the message.